Early Action admission is awarded to those exceptional students who have outstanding high school records, rigorous curricula, and correspondingly high SAT or ACT scores as judged by the Committee on Admission. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their three-year record and scores on the SATs and/or ACTs taken no later than October of the senior year. Note that Villanova may be test (SAT or ACT) optional in a given year and details will be provided on the University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions' webpage.
For Early Action, the completed application must be received by the Office of University Admission no later than November 1. Every effort will be made to notify all Early Action applicants by January 15. These applicants need not apply only to Villanova. Deferred applicants will also be notified and will be reconsidered in the Regular Decision applicant pool; candidates may also be denied admission at this time. The Committee on Admission reserves the right to admit, defer, or deny any candidate for Early Action.